Klazz-Ma-Tazz | Tangibility

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by Klazz-Ma-Tazz

Music that transcends and eliminates the boundaries of labels but includes a modest fusion of the various ethnic backgrounds of each of the groups members: influences include jazz, klezmer, indian classical music and more!
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Papini
8:35 album only
2. Sari Cicek
2:24 $0.99
3. Thank You
6:30 $0.99
4. Tangibility
9:45 $0.99
5. Tbilisi
6:55 $0.99
6. Misirlou
11:28 $0.99
7. Speak the Truth
7:22 $0.99
8. Requiem
1:09 $0.99
9. Kluez
7:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
Founded by violinist and composer Benjamin Sutin, in 2014, Klazz-Ma-Tazz blurs the boundaries of labels and genres. Rooted in the jazz idiom, the music reflects the influences of folk music from around the world, but particularly from the varied ethnic backgrounds of its band members: Klezmer and Balkan Folk music, Indian Classical Music, Native American Tribal Dance and English Folk Music, among others. Tangibility is a musical journey that explores the unique chemistry of gifted musicians working to forge a new musical form. The resulting musical melting pot finds an authentic home and voice in a city that has always had its identity in the confluence of diverse cultures.

Following a trip to Israel in 2013, Sutin wrote Tangibility to embody his musical vision of fusing his cultural roots in klezmer with his love of jazz, and to offer a tangible form for this fusion. Motivated by this track, Sutin continued writing music in this vein, including Thank You, Speak The Truth, Kluez, and a fiery interpretation/re-harmonization of the Greek Folk Song Misirlou. Tbilisi, a composition of the band's bassist Mathew Muntz, is a Balkan- and African-inspired contra-fact and a play on words of the jazz standard, Sweet Georgia Brown. The album opens with the band's arrangement/medley of Papini, written by Sutin’s klezmer mentor, Yale Strom, and with the Turkish Folk Song Sari Cicek.



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